The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into conservatives' last, best shot at joining the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the two top jobs in the shake-up that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat. All three -- Reps.
Article updated: 6/17/2014 6:11 PM Political Editor firstname.lastname@example.org A Republican political committee has set aside $800,000 for TV ads to support Bob Dold of Kenilworth in his 10th District rematch race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield.
Democracy costs money, and the multiple efforts to change the Illinois Constitution on the ballot in November could cost the state as much as $4 million in printing, mailing and advertising to tell you about them.
First it was allegations of nursing home resident neglect. Then an admitted serial fraudster on a retirement funds board. Now it's companies outsourcing jobs overseas. Locked into one of the nation's closest gubernatorial races, Gov. Pat Quinn is focusing on a key theme as he tries to keep venture capitalist Bruce Rauner from becoming the first Republican in more than a decade.
Within months, four elementary and middle schools --- in Barrington, Batavia, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton --- reported instances of students sexting, looking at porn or creating obscene images. In two of the cases, students involved have been criminally charged. The districts have responded by trying to educate students about the appropriate use of the Internet and social meda.
Your Community News & Weather loading... Article posted: 6/3/2014 5:30 AM Members of the Palatine village council took their opposition to a state law on paying contractors one step further than other suburbs by voting Monday to establish a legislative initiative to change the rules altogether.
The DuPage County Board is expected to vote Tuesday morning on a series of proposals that will set the annual salaries of six county board members and five countywide elected officials. Four-year pay schedules must be established for the county board chairman, sheriff, treasurer, clerk, regional superintendent of schools and the county board members.
Your Community News & Weather loading... Article updated: 5/30/2014 5:06 PM SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers have nearly completed approving a spending plan that puts off big questions about the state's financial future and how much its residents should pay in taxes until after the contentious November election.